PITCH YOUR IDEA

Big Gig is an unprecedented partnership between a motivated group of municipalities, universities, and organizations in Maine's Penobscot River Valley. We've been working with local innovators and entrepreneurs since 2012 to create a supportive network and to bring positive change and economic growth to our communities.

 

We get together every other month for a FREE Big Gig Pitch Off event, which is in a different town or location each time. Folks network, drink, nosh on fresh appetizers, and enjoy a pitch-off between three innovators/entrepreneurs competing for a cash prize.

ABOUT US

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

1. Apply to pitch your product/company idea at our Big Gig Pitch-Off

2. Applicants then pitch their business/idea to our Steering Committee at our Little Gig one week before the Big Gig event. At the end of Little Gig, the Steering Committee chooses the top 3 pitchers to move onto the Big Gig event the following week.

3. During the Big Gig Pitch Off, the three entrepreneurs pitch their business or business idea to a panel of friendly judges and attendees. The judges and attendees then vote for their favorite entrepreneur, who receives a $500 cash prize.

5. Each of the the winners from the three regular season Pitch Offs then have the opportunity to pitch in the Big Gig Finale for a chance to win $5000.  

BIG GIG EVENTS

November 1st

Regular season

1st Virtual

Pitch-Off 

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March

9th

Regular Season

Virtual #3

5:30-7:00 PM 

March

9th

Regular Season

Virtual #3

5:30-7:00 PM 

November
15th

 Regular Season 
UMaine, Orono
5:30-7:00 P.M.

March
7th
Regular Season
In-Person 
5:30-7:00 PM 

April
11th
Season Finale
In-Person
5:30-7:00 PM 

January
24th

Regular Season
In-Person
5:30-7:00 PM